Manager Paul Tisdale has rubbished suggestions Exeter are going through their most difficult period under his stewardship.
Tisdale has been at the club for more than five years, leading Exeter from the Blue Square Premier to League One, but has found the going pretty arduous so far this term.
His side have won just once in the league, leading to claims the 38-year-old's regime is facing its toughest test yet - something Tisdale refutes.
"There have been plenty of ups and downs since I have been here, but I don't think this is the worst time we have had," he told the Western Morning News. "There have been more difficult times than these.
"On the whole, I think we are in good health, although I realise we need to pick up points."